Sam & Jen Do It Again...
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:40
Albert Lea Triathlon Coverage - These thing happen sometimes. You plan to get to bed at a reasonable hour because you have a race the next day, but your friends insist that you have one more beer. You cave. They keep insisting and you keep caving and before your know it, you're hammered and it's after midnight.
You roll out of bed the next morning after getting maybe two hours of narcotized slumber, your mouth tasting like the floor of a neglected birdcage, and you drive, albeit badly, to, say, Albert Lea, which is about 120 miles from your home, which is in, say, Vadnais Heights. As you rack your bike you belch-up...
Big Du-ings in Orono...
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 03:00
(Chris Crocker photo - Some Mankato Multisport Club guys and girls who made the trek to Orono last Sunday.)
Race Coverage - What kind of race was Sunday's 20th annual Gear West Duathlon?
It was a fast and furious one. Super competitive and super fun despite weather that, according to Race Director Kevin O'Connor, "would have sucked if this were a triathlon, but was just fine (misting, mid 50s, breezy) for a du." ...
A Season's Worth of Calamities....
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:30
By Dan Chies
I'm not sure there could be a worse season debut race. Been training hard, prepping for 3 early sprints, Chisago half, and IM Wisconsin, feeling great, and finally ready to let the dog off the chain at Albert Lea after 5 months of training in the gym and home pain cave...
Swim: I consider myself a strong swimmer, first pack at worst, and positioned myself as such. It was 10seconds before the gun when I realized I hadn't put Body Glide on my already-chafed neck. Whoops. Figured there'd be a little jostling like usual....
Weekend Headlines...SLIGHTLY UPDATED...
Monday, 21 May 2012 02:30
(Photo - Two-time Land Between the Lakes champ, Jen Neuman.)
Race Coverage - At home and away, Minnesota triathletes totally rocked socks on Sunday. Here are some highlights, starting with the in-state stuff.
AT HOME -
A Totally Awesome New Race...
Sunday, 20 May 2012 02:30
Race Coverage - Jeff Grebner is a really, really nice guy. Tall, too. And he has a lovely wife and probably some kids and a dog.
But this stuff had noting to do with why the MTN Guys predicted that Jeff would win yesterday's Blaine Triathlon, a totally awesome first-time event.
We thought Jeff would win because he's a great athlete. AND because he's DUE.
When he came off the bike yesterday, it sure looked like his time had come. His lead was substantial.
At mile three of the 3.5-mile run, another guy who had yet to win his first multi, overtook Greb. He was running like a banshee....
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